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January 31, 2014 - 1:11 pm

The State Department has ruled that the Keystone XL Pipeline does not pose significant environmental problems.

The department’s report was released Friday. It says Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed regardless of U.S. action on the pipeline and other options to get the oil from western Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries are worse for the environment.

The latest environmental review stops short of recommending approval of the project.

The ball is back in Obama’s court. The president threw down the gauntlet during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, when he said he would act without Congress when Congress does do what he wants. Here’s an area where he doesn’t need Congress, but would have bipartisan support in both houses if he wants it — to go ahead and approve the pipeline.

But approving it runs the risk of irritating the big-money environmentalists who just helped Terry McAuliffe win in Virginia and can be expected to shore up the Democrats on the left with campaign cash this fall.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Come on President Ditherer, it's Super Bowl weekend!
There won't be another news blackout opportunity like this until the 4th of July.
Just send a note to State on Saturday evening approving the pipeline. No one will know about it until at least next Wednesday, and by then the MSM palace guard can label the decision "old news."
You could even blame the approval on some fireable underling, and promise an exhaustive investigation, just like Benghazi or the IRS.
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Don't expect Obama to do anything.

His friend Warren Buffet is making too much money hauling oil on the railroads he owns. Never mind that there are occasional derailments that kill people.
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